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  • Boston is quickly becoming one of the most important US gateways from London. From next summer American Airlines, British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic will be joined by the already announced JetBlue, and now also United Airlines.  No date has been…
  • Following what Boeing described as ‘An Event’ on Saturday 20 February  the aircraft manufacturer has advised the five American and Asian airlines operating the 777 with the same series of Pratt & Whitney engines to ground them. (see Unit…
  • Air Canada and Air Transat were due to tie the knot and get married by 15 February 2021. But like many proposed marriages during the pandemic, this one is also set to be delayed. Not directly by Covid-19, although the dowry Air Canada were due to pay Air Tr…
  • “The roadmap for resuming international travel laid out by the Prime Minister will be hugely welcomed by travellers and the 1.4m people in the UK whose livelihoods are supported by aviation. Air travel is a vital enabler of economic recovery, preservin…
  • A United Airlines’ Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777 departing the high altitude Denver Airport on Saturday afternoon (20 February) lost an engine and made a successful emergency landing at the same airport.

    There were no reported casual…
  • Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic and the first Israeli to head an international airline, in conversation with former BBC business reporter, Nick Cosgrove. 12 noon live (GMT) Wednesday 24 February.   CHECK-IN HERE
  • BTN will be updating this story soon after the PM's words.  Here is the timetable for Monday 22 February. (All times GMT)

    14:30 House of Commons in Session on BBC Parliament channel 15:00 approx  Prime Minister's statement A Press Confer…
  • Ahead of the PM's announcement later today (Monday 22 February) ABTA, in partnership with the Save Future Travel Coalition has written to Boris Johnson calling for the Government to collaborate with the industry on a roadmap to recovery and provide tailored fi…
  • With its Virtual Conference & AGM just a couple of weeks away (Thursday 4 March) the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has published the agenda for the full event. Click here for details. 

    The Conference will take …
  • Over the last year Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye has been effectively the spokesman for the British air travel industry.  He needs no introduction.  With the prime minister about to explain his plans for the way forward, here Holland-Kaye makes a cl…
  • Luton Airport, which has remained open throughout the pandemic, has seen the return of easyJet.  

    The airline, whose headquarters are at the site, will this week offer single rotations for today (Monday 22 February) to Belfast International, E…
  • Henry Ford died in 1947 and Bruce McLaren was killed at Goodwood on 2 June 1970 but their names live on.  Both would have been proud of new announcements last week that carry their names.

    The McLaren Artura was unveiled at the Woking (UK) comp…
  • The UK’s Future Flight Challenge has a new supporter in Heathrow Airport who has successfully pitched two forward-thinking innovative ideas. (Also see Future Flight Challenge in this week's BTN)

    The win gives the airport the opportunity to re…
  • Over 40 new innovative projects across the UK will receive a share of £33.5m in funding from the Future Flight Challenge, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research and Innovation. (Also see Heathrow innovation move in this…
  • Situated on a walkway from Heathrow T4 the Heathrow Hilton has taken the opportunity during the lockdown for a £3m refurbishment which will make the most of its large open lobby and natural light, to create a nature-inspired experience.
     
  • BTN reported on 1 February this year the likelihood that the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 might be coming to the end of its production life.  This has been followed up by a statement from owner Longview Aviation Capital. Longview also owns Viking Aircr…
  • In spite of the enormous difficulties imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic Airbus managed to deliver 566 commercial aircraft last year.  This compares to 863 in 2019, a drop of 34%.

    Airbus clocked 268 net commercial orders, down from 768 in 2019, …
  • The Scottish carrier, which marks its 60th anniversary next year, has become the UK’s largest regional operator after taking over routes from Flybe and also BMI Regional which ceased flying in February 2019.  Currently Loganair has a fleet of 42 air…
  • Interviewed by Chairman Karl Brünjes at a very well-attended Aviation Club Webinair last Wednesday, Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles made the point that in his view business travel – crucial for regional airlines – “isn’t going back t…
  • The European Union’s (EU) second highest court last week rejected Ryanair’s legal challenge to state aid given to rival airlines during the pandemic.  The Dublin-based airline said that it will appeal. “Now is the time for the European C…
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